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  •  Setting restictions for yourself... (0+ / 0-)

    ...that you can't set for your opponent is stupid politics.  I suppose reminding South Carolinians of all the bad stuff "people" said about John McCain is bad politics, right?  The only rule in war - and this is a war - is that if the Geneva Conventions didn't ban it, you are allowed to do it.  Otherwise, you're dead, and of no use to anybody.

    •  Then what makes you any different (0+ / 0-)

      than your opponent?

      Abe: My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is not a porn star!

      by Sylvester McMonkey Mcbean on Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 10:02:21 AM PST

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      •  Uh, legal tactics vs. illegal tactics? (0+ / 0-)

        Minor distinction, put perhaps worth noting.

        "...something is happening here, but you don't know what it is. Do you, [Ms. Pelosi]?"

        by WisePiper on Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 10:10:53 AM PST

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        •  Ethics counts for something. (0+ / 0-)

          I'm tired of people setting what is legal as the bar for how they should behave.

          It's what we excoriated the Bush administration for when he changed his stance from firing 'anyone involved with the Plame leak' to firing 'anyone convicted of breaking the law in relation to the Plame leak'.

          Abe: My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is not a porn star!

          by Sylvester McMonkey Mcbean on Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 10:45:30 AM PST

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          •  How is this unethical? (0+ / 0-)

            If you are in MI and the democratic primary is meaningless, than using your vote in a meaningful way is the right thing to do.  

            Keeping Mitt in the race to spend his money denigrating the other republicans is not unethical.  

            We are here discussing it for all to see.  We are not jamming phone lines through some shell company.  We are not keeping people with the same names as convicts from voting.  We are openly inviting people to use their vote to fuck with Mitt's head.

            I understand that we should act ethically and that the ends don't justify the means, but anything that is legal and decreases the chances of a republican being elected in November is almost inherently ethical (ask anyone without health insurance about that).

            "Dissent is the Highest form of Patriotism." Tommy J.

            by Dissentinator on Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 12:42:27 PM PST

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            •  Ask yourself this: (0+ / 0-)

              If GOP bloggers were encouraging their readers to jump the lines and vote in the Dem primary, would you feel it was kosher?

              Abe: My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is not a porn star!

              by Sylvester McMonkey Mcbean on Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 04:42:34 PM PST

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              •  I, for one, would not be castigating them (0+ / 0-)

                for effectively exploiting this legal loophole, but I WOULD certainly advocate CLOSING that loophole for the good of the party.

                "...something is happening here, but you don't know what it is. Do you, [Ms. Pelosi]?"

                by WisePiper on Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 08:42:48 PM PST

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